Mopar Diesel Gladiator Part #: 77072469AC 2” lift

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Jeeps and Whataburger. A great combination. I can tell those are Falkens. Are those the OEM tires? Looks great.
An absolutely great combo! Yea they are the stock wheels and tires still





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Absolutely level! But I've got that weight back there. I think if I didn't, I'd have a 1" rake.

I'll post up my before and after measurements tomorrow!
Thanks would love to see the pic.. My dealer got my lift today and waiting on my truck now,. ARGH!
 

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Thanks would love to see the pic.. My dealer got my lift today and waiting on my truck now,. ARGH!
Here you go! Picture is with jeep parked at 1°/1° so it may look a little bit off

Also, here are my before/after numbers

Ground to mirror driver-- 49.75
Ground to mirror pass-- 49.5
Ground to front bumper-- 19.5
Ground to rear bumper-- 19.25
Ground to rock rail driver-- 17
Ground to rock rail pass-- 16.75
Hub to flare front driver-- 24
Hub to flare front pass-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear driver-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear pass-- 23.25


Ground to mirror driver-- 52
Ground to mirror pass-- 51.75
Ground to front bumper-- 21.75
Ground to rear bumper-- 21.5
Ground to rock rail driver-- 19
Ground to rock rail pass-- 19
Hub to flare front driver-- 26.75
Hub to flare front pass-- 26
Hub to flare rear driver-- 25.75
Hub to flare rear pass-- 25.75

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And here it is. I’ll get measurements after I get home (100 miles away) but it sure seems to be standing taller. Tires are 35s, and there’s still tons of room.
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For comparison, here’s a pre-lift shot:
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Looks great! Just looking at the comparison shots it def looks a couple inches higher. If you look at the front shocks you can tell, although the angle is different.
 

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Here you go! Picture is with jeep parked at 1°/1° so it may look a little bit off

Also, here are my before/after numbers

Ground to mirror driver-- 49.75
Ground to mirror pass-- 49.5
Ground to front bumper-- 19.5
Ground to rear bumper-- 19.25
Ground to rock rail driver-- 17
Ground to rock rail pass-- 16.75
Hub to flare front driver-- 24
Hub to flare front pass-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear driver-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear pass-- 23.25


Ground to mirror driver-- 52
Ground to mirror pass-- 51.75
Ground to front bumper-- 21.75
Ground to rear bumper-- 21.5
Ground to rock rail driver-- 19
Ground to rock rail pass-- 19
Hub to flare front driver-- 26.75
Hub to flare front pass-- 26
Hub to flare rear driver-- 25.75
Hub to flare rear pass-- 25.75

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If you wanted to be even with rear what size spacer would you use? With winch and bumper added too? Thanks.
 

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My JT SS Diesel is on order and I'm going back and forth on the Mopar lift vs aftermarket (AEV, Clayton off road) that have triple rate rear springs.

From what I understand the Mopar lift still uses single rate springs both front and rear.

I will be towing a ~3,500 lb camper 7-10 times over the summer and would think the triple rate springs would serve my purposes better... Thoughts?

There's always the consideration that the Mopar lift retains a factory "warranty" however I don't know of that means they would cover ball joints prematurely wearing with bigger tires.

Thanks for your insight!
 

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My JT SS Diesel is on order and I'm going back and forth on the Mopar lift vs aftermarket (AEV, Clayton off road) that have triple rate rear springs.

From what I understand the Mopar lift still uses single rate springs both front and rear.

I will be towing a ~3,500 lb camper 7-10 times over the summer and would think the triple rate springs would serve my purposes better... Thoughts?

There's always the consideration that the Mopar lift retains a factory "warranty" however I don't know of that means they would cover ball joints prematurely wearing with bigger tires.

Thanks for your insight!
There’s too many factors to say definitively if progressive springs would be better. It’s really something that’s overblown by people that don’t understand suspension. F I was towing regularly I would get a good weight distribution hit and some type of rear extended bump. Timbrens would work or you could do hydronic or air bumps and adjust them accordingly.
 

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I did my mopar lift this past Friday and added the 3/4 inch daystar spacer to take about 50% of the rake out. The lift came out great and rides really good. The 37inch milestars are awesome. at only 73lbs my wheel/tire combo is only 100lbs and they are very quiet at highway speed for a mud tire.

I did run into an issue when installing the lift kit and I called my dealer about it the day of. They did not have an awesome for me but should get back to me on Monday. In the kit instructions the part # of the springs are associated by LF, RF, RR and LR for left front, right front, etc. But Looking at the image on the instruction associated with the part # and reference code (LF, RF, RR, LR) the image shows the opposite side of the jeep for install. Basically, depending on how you read the instructions the spring can be installed on one side vs the other. I think this is an error in the instructions. On the JL manual everything lines up with the images. Curious what you all think... some of your kits may be installed incorrectly as well if this is an error in the instructions.

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There’s too many factors to say definitively if progressive springs would be better. It’s really something that’s overblown by people that don’t understand suspension. F I was towing regularly I would get a good weight distribution hit and some type of rear extended bump. Timbrens would work or you could do hydronic or air bumps and adjust them accordingly.
Steve thanks for this! I hadn't even considered adding extended bumps nor airbags.

I do already have a good WDH from Andersen that includes sway control and have been using it with my wife's Nissan Pathfinder to tow as it had a big squat without it.

I will have to research the benefits of adding these extended bump stops as I didn't even know these existed before you posted!
 

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Here is mine with the Mopar lift. I have not measured it, but if there is a rake, it is not bothering me, at least yet. On the subject of bad instructions, the Mopar parts diagram for the rear suspension is wrong. The diagram and parts listed are apparently those for the JL. For example, it shows that the upper rear shock uses two bolts to connect to the frame, not that there is a single bolt through the shock with a nut on the other end. I know this because the guy who installed the lift forgot to put the bolt on and I went through Hell trying to get a replacement and still don’t have it. All the parts guys were telling me I needed two bolts and there was no nut. I have a smaller bolt from my LJ I am using to hold it together for now while it sits in the garage waiting for the replacement. I have sent FCA an email pointing out the issue with the parts diagram. They have forwarded it to a “specialist.”
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